senate Bill S7035

Relates to adding the superintendent of financial services to the early intervention coordinating council

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  • 24 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.820
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9347

Summary

Relates to adding the superintendent of financial services to the early intervention coordinating council.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9347
Versions:
S7035
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2553, Pub Health L

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BILL NUMBER:S7035

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the public health law, in relation to adding the super-
intendent of financial services to the early intervention coordinating
council

PURPOSE:
Increases to twenty-seven members the state Early Intervention Coordi-
nating Council (EICC) to include the superintendent of financial
services to comply with federal guidelines.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill increases the number of members on the early
intervention coordinating council from twenty-six to twenty-seven
members and specifies that seven members shall be the commissioners of:
health, education, office of children & family services, people with
developmental disabilities, mental health, alcoholism and substance
abuse services, and the superintendent of financial services, or their
designated appointees.

Section 2 provides the effective date for this legislation.

JUSTIFICATION:
The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires
member composition for State Interagency Coordinating Councils relating
to Early Intervention services meet certain criteria. One requirement is
that at least one member represent the agency responsible for the State
regulation of private health insurance. Prior to the enactment of the
2011 state budget, that role had been filled by the Superintendent of
Insurance, or their designated appointee.

However, the 2011 budget established the Financial Services Law, consol-
idating the Department of Banking and Department of Insurance into the
Department of Financial Services. As a result, the Superintendent of
Insurance's representation on the EICC was removed. In order to meet
federal regulations, an appointee from the Department of Financial
Services must be represented on the council.

This legislation puts New York within federal compliance, and expands
the number of scats by one to ensure that the Department of Financial
Services receives representation at the council. These changes were
suggested by the State Early Intervention Coordinating Council chair-
person.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7035

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to adding the  super-
  intendent of financial services to the early intervention coordinating
  council

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision  1  of  section  2553  of  the
public  health  law, as amended by section 80 of part A of chapter 62 of
the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (b) The council shall consist of  [twenty-six]  TWENTY-SEVEN  members,
unless  otherwise required by federal law, appointed by the governor. At
least five members shall be parents, four of whom shall  be  parents  of
children  with disabilities aged twelve or younger and one of whom shall
be the parent of a child with disabilities aged six or younger; at least
five shall be representatives of public or private  providers  of  early
intervention services; at least one shall be involved in personnel prep-
aration or training; at least two shall be early intervention officials;
at  least  two shall be members of the legislature; [six] SEVEN shall be
the commissioner and the commissioners of education, [social  services,]
THE  OFFICE  OF  CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, people with developmental
disabilities, mental health, alcoholism and substance abuse services AND
THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, or their appropriate designees
with sufficient authority to engage in policy planning  and  implementa-
tion on behalf of their agencies.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14034-02-2

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